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Specify the compression format for values in a list.


[Miscellaneous]    ListFormat=n

n is an integer in the range 0—3. The default value is 0.


ListFormat determines which values should be compressed within a list. The possible options for ListFormat are:

  • 0 — no compression in a list

  • 1 — $DOUBLE (IEEE) values in a list are compressed

  • 2 — Unicode strings in a list are compressed

  • 3 — Both $DOUBLE and Unicode strings in a list are compressed


If using lists with external clients (Java, C#, etc), ensure that the external client supports the compressed list format.

Changing This Parameter

On the Compatibility page of the Management Portal (System Administration > Configuration > Additional Settings > Compatibility), in the ListFormat row, click Edit. Enter the desired value for this setting.

Instead of using the Management Portal, you can change ListFormat in the Config.MiscellanousOpens in a new tab class (as described in the class reference) or by editing the CPF with a text editor.

See Also

  • $DOUBLE function in ObjectScript Reference.

  • $LIST function in ObjectScript Reference.

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